More than one million Chevrolet Impalas were sold in 1965. A record that stands to this day and will likely never be broken again. Part of that total was this Artisan Turquoise 1965 Impala Four-Door Station Wagon listed on Craigslist in Huntington Station, New York the current caretaker is asking $17,500 for. A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Impala priced between the #1 “Concours” appraisal of $23,300 and the #2 “Excellent” estimate of $14,800.
Redesigned in 1965, the Impala set an all-time industry annual sales record of more than 1 million units in the United States. All-new full-size Chevrolets eschewed the “X” frame for a full-width perimeter frame, a new body that featured curved, frameless side glass (for pillar-less models), sharper angled windshield with newly reshaped vent windows, and redesigned full-coil suspension.
Between the wonderful Artisan Turquoise color both on the exterior and the completely redone interior, the conversion to nine-passenger capacity, and the black “steelies” featuring poverty style hub caps, we love the bare-bones vibe this wagon gives off. The original owner had the dealer paint the roof Ermine White, a trend modern manufacturers are bringing back to make the roof appear as though it’s floating. Despite the otherwise stock look, the current caretaker performed several subtle upgrades including an AM/FM radio, a four-barrel carburetor topping a rebuilt 283 cubic inch small block V8 with dual exhaust sending power through an upgraded TurboHydramatic automatic transmission.
In addition to what appears to be a complete car, the seller will include all of the original parts removed from the Impala in addition to a spare Corvette 350 cubic inch V8 if you are interested in swapping out the existing 283. The only flaw the seller notes and shows in several pictures are paint bubbles in the finish. Otherwise, this wagon appears ready to take you and eight of your family or friends to your next adventure. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“1965 Impala Station wagon
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283 4bbl upgrade to turbo 400 transmission (Have the old 2bbl set up)
Motor was rebuilt about 10,000 miles ago (have all the paper work from previous owner)
12 bolt rear 3.33 limited slip rear
interior completely done 6 years ago
Dash redone, painted and new pad
Previous owner upgraded the wagon to 9 passenger
Upgraded to am/fm radio and speakers
power rear gate window
Painted 2 tone… artisan turquoise and Ermine White original colors
Car was originally purchased in California
Car was pretty much and still is rot and rust free/ some paint bubbles here and there
Quick turn steering box
front end steering completely redone/all new bushings and aligned
New quick turn steering box added with rag joint
Drum brakes – power brakes and steering
Have all the parts that came off
Have original rims and hubcaps
Comes with a 1970 chevy 350 that was removed from a corvette if you want it…was going to rebuild it and put in in
Turn key and go….
Car originally came with roof the sam color as the body…Original owner had dealer make it two tone.
It was changed back to the same color as the body again… They saved all the original two tone chrome. So I put it back.
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